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Apply for a firearms license

A firearms license is required to possess or carry firearms in Massachusetts.
Currently approving and printing licenses that were submitted for review by police departments between August 28 and September 10.

Firearms Records Bureau

The Details

What you need

To apply for a Resident Firearms License:

  • Please contact your local police department for information on how to apply for a resident firearms license.

To apply for a Non-Resident License to Carry Firearms or a Resident Alien Permit:

  • You must apply for a non-resident license to carry firearms or a resident alien permit through the Firearms Records Bureau.  


Name Fee Unit
Non-Resident Firearms License $100 each
Resident Alien Permit $100 each

How to apply

For Non-Resident Firearms License and Resident Alien Permit:

You can complete the application package, including the fee, and mail to the Firearms Records Bureau at:

Department of Criminal Justice Information Services

Firearms Records Bureau

200 Arlington Street

Chelsea, MA 02150

Next steps

Application Processing



200 Arlington St., Suite 2200, Chelsea, MA 02150


Fax (617) 884-4601


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